Steffen Peters & Suppenkasper 1st, Anna Buffini & Davinia la Douce 2nd in Thermal, California CDI3* Grand Prix
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THERMAL, California, Nov. 13, 2020–Steffen Peters rode Suppenkasper to a personal best score to win the Thermal Desert Dressage CDI3* Grand Prix Friday in their re-launched campaign for a place on America’s team at the Tokyo Olympics that would be the fifth Games for the 56-year-old rider. Anna Buffini in the debut international competition on Davinia la Douce was runner-up.
Steffen of San Diego, California and the 12-year-old KWPN gelding that were on the United States silver medal team at the Tryon World Equestrian Games in 2018, scored 77.413% to eclipse the previous best of 76.869% set in Wellington, Florida in February. Four of the five judges scored the duo about 76% while American 5* judge Janet Foy awarded 82.609%.
Anna of San Diego and FRH Davinia la Douce, a 13-year-old Hanoverian mare, scored 68.565% for runner-up.
Davinia, bought by Anna, 26 years old, in September, had been competed by Anabel Balkenhol of Germany at medium and Big Tour in the past 2 1/2 years.
Anna was the United States Under-25 champion in 2016.
Three-time American Olympian Günter Seidel of Cardiff, California, who also coaches Anna, was third on Equirelle on 68.261%.
Charlotte Jorst of Reno, Nevada and Kastel’s Nintendo won the World Cup Grand Prix on 71.870% with Jan Ebeling of Moorpark, California on Diamond’s Diva second on 68.696%.
CDI3* Grand Prix
|Judges:||Cesar Torrente||Janet Lee Foy||Maria Colliander||William Warren||Agnieszka Majewska|
|2.||68.565||USA||Anna Buffini||FRH Davinia la Douce||68.043||68.804||67.283||69.022||69.674|
|5.||67.478||USA||Shannon Peters||Disco Inferno||66.63||69.565||66.087||65.978||69.13|
|7.||62.174||USA||Tegan Kossowicz||Dujelinda M||62.391||61.739||61.087||63.261||62.391|
|8.||60.239||USA||Christine Kohler-Ekstrand||Dark Berry||59.674||60.109||59.457||61.196||60.761|
|9.||57.000||USA||Alyssa Doverspike Burkett||Zuperman||58.478||55.217||55.543||57.283||58.478|
|11.||55.218||USA||Tina Caldwell||Don Antonio||54.674||50.761||53.913||59.783||56.957|
CDI-W Grand Prix
|Judges:||Agnieszka Majewska||Cesar Torrente||William Warren||Maria Colliander||Janet Lee Foy|
|1.||71.870||USA||Charlotte Jorst||Kastel’s Nintendo||70.87||72.065||72.283||70.978||73.152|
|2.||68.696||USA||Jan Ebeling||Diamond’s Diva||68.37||69.783||68.696||66.087||70.543|
|3.||68.413||USA||Carly Taylor-Smith||Rosalut NHF||69.348||69.674||68.152||66.848||68.043|
|4.||64.283||USA||Missy Gilliland||Toledano XXXI||64.891||64.457||63.261||63.804||65|
|5.||59.109||USA||Katy Martin||Amoret B||57.174||59.13||61.522||57.5||60.217|